Most dreadful carpet stains and how to treat them

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Most dreadful carpet stains and how to treat them Photo by Evelin Michaels

Red wine - these type of stains are among the most common ones and the most dangerous ones. You should act immediately by using a clean cloth. Treat the spot as soon as the wine is spilled - this way you will get rid of any excess wine over the fabric. Use any stain removal products you have at home or carpet shampoo and treat the area at once. In case you don’t have an appropriate cleaning agent you can try one of the following home made solutions:

- Spraying hydrogen peroxide and then covering the spot with baking soda
- Pouring white vinegar over the red wine stain and then blotting the liquid with a clean thick towel - if the stain is still visible, add salt or soda
- Pouring white vinegar over the stain and then adding soap or soda - give it a few minutes and then rinse and wash

Berries – whether it’s strawberry jam, blueberry pie or mulberry juice, these stains are among the most difficult to treat. The most important thing to remember is that you have to act quickly (otherwise it will be much harder to treat the affected area). Begin by removing all of the berries from the carpet and drying the place - be careful not to spread the stain and prepare a mixture of 2/3 of a cup of surgical spirit and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Use the mixture to sponge the damaged spot with a clean white cloth and soak up until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times and finally sponge with cold water so that you remove the cleaning product from the carpet.

Mud - when treating mud stains you should always begin after the mud has dried completely. Trying to deal with the spot before will probably cause much more damages. Vacuum the spot with the mud, then use a plastic knife to scrape off any additional traces of the dirt. Be careful not to grind the mud into the fabric, then vacuum the area again. Treat the spot with a small brush and vacuum again. Once you have managed to take away as much dry dirt as possible, put a few drops of liquid soap or another detergent on the stain and rub them into the fabric using your fingers. Pour water over the spot until everything has come off.

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Get rid of the most annoying carpet stains by following these easy and effective tips by experts in cleaning services .


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